Last weekend began in bloodshed in Northeast Philadelphia as a Wissinoming man stabbed his cousin to death on Friday night inside the apartment they shared, according to police.
Linda Weston and two co-defendants will be tried on charges related to the basement-captives case. But the judge dropped charges against a fourth.
Gerard M. Shaffer Sr., the former Philadelphia firefighter facing murder charges in connection with an April 2010 road-rage incident in the Far Northeast, died suddenly last week.
A former Northeast resident and accused identity thief wanted by federal agents in Northern New Jersey is also considered a fugitive from justice in Philadelphia.
Accused Tacony “House of Horrors” mastermind Linda Ann Weston has been pronounced mentally fit to stand trial as a Dec. 19 preliminary hearing date looms for her and three co-defendants.
Gag order against prosecutors, defense attorneys shuts flow of information about captives held in a basement.
The city is using a one-two punch to fine owners of blighted property and take them to court.
A Philadelphia judge last week wrote the final chapter in a long-running serial involving the Northeast’s “Bizarro World” Batman.